You guys are going to be amazed a how cheaply you can make these for! You only need three things and a pair of scissors. Rope that you can get at the local do-it-yourself store, fabric and a glue gun! Yep, that's it.
|Hmm, I wonder how many bracelets I can get out of this?!?|
I TORE the material into about 1/4 - 1/2 inch strips. I did this by cutting the fabric about 1/2 inch down and then tearing the fabric instead of cutting all the way down. That gives you the frayed edge. I pulled some of the long threads out and cut some of the others just to clean it up a bit.
Start wrapping the fabric around the rope, overlapping so none of the rope is visible. If you come to the end of the fabric strip be sure to glue it in place using the glue gun. Start another strip of fabric by gluing the beginning of that strip down. End by cutting any excess material away and using the glue gun, glue the end down.
The bracelets below I made using some of the $1.00 bracelets that I picked up at Michael's. They are about 1 1/2 inch wide.
This last bracelet I cut two pieces of the rope the same length, glued them at the end then glued them together to make a wider bracelet. It doesn't look too bad.
Let me know if you make any of these. It was fun thinking this up. I got the inspiration from the cloth wrapped clothes hangers that I made - the inspiration for those came from pinterest. This just goes to show that you can find an idea on pinterest and make it your own, coming up with a different project with the same core idea.